After James Anderson receiving the demerit point in the 1st Test against Sri Lanka, now, it is the turn of the skipper Joe Root, who received the punishment for showing dissent to the umpire on the second day of the second Test at Pallekele. He was handed one demerit and an official reprimand as well.

England started Day 2 on a positive note the brilliance of Roshen Silva let the hosts take the advantage at the end of the day 2 stumps. Just when things looked completely in control of England, Silva displayed top-notch skills to make the things interesting.

Meanwhile, Joe Root lost his cool one of the decisions by the umpire, which went to Sri Lanka’s way. Despite the things set in easily at the moment, the rules never let themselves back in imposing punishments to the guilt.

Joe Root, Sri Lanka vs England 2018
Joe Root ( PTI Photo by Shashank Parade)

ICC in their media release quoted that they handed one demerit point and an official reprimand has been sent to him for showing dissent to the umpire. Meanwhile, the England skipper Joe Root also accepts the punishment thus no official hearing is required.

Digging into ICC tweet, it read ”England captain Joe Root has received an official reprimand and one demerit point for showing dissent at an umpire’s decision.”

Sri Lanka takes Day 2 honours at Pallekele:

Initially, it was England, who started the Day 2 with a lot of confidence after the stunning show on Day 1. They have rattled through the defence of Islanders to half of the batting lineup for 146 runs on the board.

Roshen Silva, Sri Lanka
Roshen Silva (Credits – Twitter)

Angelo Mathews also walked back to make the thing look bleak furtherly for Sri Lanka. However, Roshen Silva played with a lot of intent to secure the lead of 46 runs.

Adil Rashid and Jack Leach grabbed three wickets each while Joe Root chipped in with one wicket. And also, Moeen Ali bagged a couple of them. At the end of Day 2, England is batting 0/0, after playing 1 over in the second innings.